Four Love Scenes and a Landscape: Page from a Dispersed Raskapriya, Ink and opaque watercolor on paper, India (Rajasthan, Bundi)

Four Love Scenes and a Landscape: Page from a Dispersed Raskapriya

Date:
ca. 1700
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 11 1/4 × 7 7/8 in. (28.6 × 20 cm)
Sheet: 12 1/4 × 8 3/8 in. (31.1 × 21.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.33
Not on view
The lowest register sets the context for the multiple scenes above; a couple stands on a terrace in a complex of buildings on the banks of a wooded stream. The couple appears four times; in each instance the chamber is distinct and the couple is dressed in different garb. The separation of these scenes likely relates to different types of interactions between lovers, as recounted in the Rasikapriya.
[ Heeramaneck Galleries , New York, until 1953, sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Lyrical Visions: Paintings from North India," December 3, 2011–May 28, 2011.